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NBN Co will have to face any 5G substitution threat itself

31 Oct 2018
NbnNews

Regulator wants to stay out of it.

NBN Co won’t be protected from 5G network competition, even if the forthcoming cellular services and fixed line broadband become substitutable for the first time.

Referring to the development 5G, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) chairman Rod Sims said today that “what we must never do… is seek to restrain others in order to protect the NBN business model”.

To continue reading the article: click here. (itnews.com.au)

Sweeter Banana Co-op slips up on Sky Muster

30 Oct 2018
NbnNews

Easier to drive into town with a USB stick and upload data there.

Western Australia’s Sweeter Banana Co-operative says its staff are “many” times forced to drive to the nearest town to upload data or access websites due to its own “incredibly slow” and unreliable NBN Sky Muster connection.

The co-operative, which has a turnover of between $5 million and $10 million a year, said it sits in the Carnarvon horticultural district, which is between five and 15km from Carnarvon in NW Western Australia and is home to 180 family-run farms.

To continue reading the article: click here. (itnews.com.au)

Applications open to fix mobile blackspots

30 Oct 2018
InTheNews

APPLICATIONS have opened for the fourth round of the federal government’s Mobile Black Spot Program (MBSP), and Corangamite federal member Sarah Henderson has encouraged community organisations and businesses in the Geelong region to get on board.

The MBSP encourages the mobile industry and state and local governments to work together to address mobile black spots across regional and remote Australia.

To continue reading the article: click here. (freelocalnews.com.au)

Schools too close? Not for NBN

30 Oct 2018
NbnNews

The NBN tower being rolled out in Main Arm within 500m of Durrumbul primary school and pre-school has led to NBN initially denying that there was a NSW education policy on mobile telecommunications facilities stating that they have ‘a preference for a distance of at least 500 metres from the boundary of the property’. After being provided with a copy of the policy by Echonetdaily NBN responded that ‘The NSW Department of Education does not actually implement its own policy with regards to siting of telecommunications facilities near schools.’

According to local resident Anton Vanderbyl ‘Children, it is known, absorb five times more microwave radiation than adults and are therefore highly vulnerable microwave EMR  (electro-magnetic radiation) emissions.’

Telstra 5G tower switched on in Perth, but no one can connect to it

30 Oct 2018
TelstraNews

Perth's first 5G-enabled mobile phone base station was switched on by Telstra on Wednesday morning, but not one customer can access it yet.

The base station was installed on an existing phone tower at the Narrows Bridge in the Perth CBD.

The network is the next generation in telecommunications technology and can theoretically provide download speeds of up to 1Gbps with less latency and to more people at any one time.

For context, the average download connection speed for 4G customers in 2017 was 34Mbps, but connection speeds vary wildly depending on how many people are connected to a tower and how far a customer is from it.

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S&P says 5G no magic bullet to solve telcos' NBN issues

23 Oct 2018
NbnAltNews

The advent of 5G networks will not provide any kind of salvation for telecommunications providers who are desperate for some way of fighting back against the unreasonably high prices charged by NBN Co, a report from the credit ratings agency S&P Global Ratings says.

The Australian  reported on Friday that major operators were looking to bypass the national broadband network and though 5G deployment would be expensive, they had no option but to do so given the prices charged by the NBN Co.

In July, S&P issued a study that said the NBN would be unable to return a profit and predicted a writedown of the network, a subject that the Labor Party has also broached recently.

To continue reading the article: click here. (itwire.com)

5G Vs WI FI 6, Why Retailers Will Be The Big Winners

23 Oct 2018
InTheNews

Retailers in Australia are set to get a massive boost from selling 5G devices and Wi Fi 6, these are new generation network platforms, BUT, it will years before we see these technologies fully rolled out in Australia and even then, satellite will be used to deliver remote communication and services such as the new 4K Foxtel.

5G is a next generation mobile network which Telstra would like to think they are going to dominate, the won’t because unlike 4G other operators such as Optus, TPG or a combined TPG Vodafone will be rolling out the technology at the same time and at similar pricing.wi fi versions 5G Vs WI FI 6, Why Retailers Will Be The Big Winners

Wi-Fi 6 is a new next generation Wi-Fi standard, a.k.a. 802.11ax.

To continue reading the article: click here. (smarthouse.com.au)

COMMENT: “ABT” Push Set To Hurt Telstra As Their NBN Ambitions Evaporate

23 Oct 2018
NbnNews

Telstra whose executives appear to be more interested in their pay packets are now having to battle a new fast spreading problem called “ABT”.

No more so than when it comes to the concept of Telstra owning and running the National Broadband Network.

The ‘Anyone But Telstra” problem is set to hurt the future plans of Telstra CEO Andy Penn, whose PR hacks are desperately trying to shield him from a mountain of negative PR after he moved to sack 8,000 employees, while getting his Chairman John Mullen to spruik Penn’s $4.3M salary at the recent AGM Vs spelling out where Telstra revenues are going to come from in the future.

To continue reading the article: click here. (channelnews.com.au)

Outrage at proposed NBN tower near school and pre-school: Durrumbul

23 Oct 2018
NbnNews

A proposed 45m NBN tower within 500m of the local school, pre-school and residences has outraged the Main Arm community.

A letter from NBN to residents of Durrumbul, in Main Arm, states that they don’t require council approval for a 45m tower that will dominate the local environment.

Within only a matter of days since the community resoundingly rejected a Telstra tower at Wilsons Creek, NBN are now proposing an even larger, more visually intrusive tower at Durrumbul,’ said local community member Anton Vanderbyl.

To continue reading the article: click here. (echo.net.au)

Continued state focus on emergency communications in mobile phone infrastructure expansion

23 Oct 2018
InTheNews

MOBILE telephone connectivity further expansions will be largely based on emergency service communications, according to the responsible state minister.

Minister for Trade and Investment, Innovation and the Digital Economy and Small Business, Phillip Dalidakis, was in Warrnambool on Thursday for roundtable discussions on phone and internet connectivity with businesses, services and community leaders.

He is in the south-west for a two-day tour at the invitation of Western District MP James Purcell, who last week announced he would be standing for the lower house seat of South West Coast in next month’s state election.

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